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Have you done these 10 things to prepare for ICD-10?

As the October 1, 2015 transition deadline approaches, take a moment to rate your preparation progress in the 10 categories below. David Letterman may have retired but the Top 10 lives on. Make this Top 10 your number one priority. Use this scale to rate your completeness for each item. Completely Finished………………………….100% Almost Finished………………………………….75% About […]

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ICD-10 Emergency Medicine Concept Reminder: Location!

To capture the best clinical diagnosis, providers must document the following aspects of Location: Be very specific as to the anatomic locations Finger: Phalanges, phalanxes (Proximal, middle and distal phalanx) Toe: Individual toes and specific joints Hand: Carpal, metacarpals, trapezium, trapezoid etc. Foot: Tarsal, metatarsals, joints, intertarsal etc. The documentation of laterality is key to […]

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ICD-10 is 55 days away. Are you ready?

The ICD-10 deadline of October 1, 2015 is approaching quickly but there is still time to prepare! The CMS ICD-10 Quick Start Guide is a FREE tool that can help practices make the most out of the next 55 days. CMS ICD-10 Quick Start Guide This document covers the 5 important steps health care professionals […]

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5 Ways ICD-10 Will Affect Your Practice

On October 1st, everyone in healthcare is required to make the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The transition to ICD-10 will have a number of different effects on your practice. Here are five ways that ICD-10 will affect your practice: 1. ICD-10 will affect everyone Everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of […]

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